Caumsett Outdoor and Environmental Education Center
Nassau BOCES has conducted Environmental Education programs at Caumsett State Historic Park under a licensed agreement since 1976. The 1600 acres encompass a unique combination of diverse natural habitats: fields, forests, pond, salt marsh and seashore.
Once the estate of Marshall Field, III, Caumsett retains many of its historic buildings. The former "Master's Garage" is now the new site of the BOCES Environmental Center. Our creative indoor teaching space now includes a new Span Wall, WiFi and digital scopes to help further your students' research about Long Island's habitats:
Because of the many habitats found at Caumsett, ecology-based programs are a natural "fit", however adventure education activities such as challenge course and orienteering are available as well. Select from our traditional programs or note that we can design a program to meet specific district curricular needs.In recognition of BOCES 50th Anniversary, our site received a drone fly-over. We hope you enjoy a birds-eye view of our special classroom - Caumsett!From a Grade 6 Teacher: All my expectations were met. I was especially grateful for all the accommodations that were arranged for my student who is in a wheelchair. Thank you!